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New butterfly species ‘Banded Tit’ found in forests of Arunachal (Bio Diversity)

A file photo of Dark Blue Tiger (Tirumala septentrionis) is a Danainae butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Itanagar: A tiny butterfly species new to science has been discovered in the verdant forests of the Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh. The discovery of this butterfly christened

International food standards revised; safe limit for lead reduced(DownToEarth)

Codex standards now also contain a prescribed daily intake value of potassium, a mineral known to reduce the risk of heart disease Recognising the detrimental health impacts of consuming lead in high quantities, international food standards body Codex accepted a proposed reduction in the safe limit of lead from 0.2